I was thinking that so many of the issues going on politically have to do with people who mistake the particular for the global.
For example, every person who gets immunizations has some small risk of complication. As a population, immunizations have eliminated terrible diseases.
Locally, it may be an unusually cold year. Globally, on average, temps are rising.
BMI is a terrible measure of personal health, but a great measurement for population studies.
Balancing your checkbook is easy to comprehend. Balancing the national budget requires different math.
I feel that in general there are groups that are profiting off the confusion that arises when someone tries to argue against, say, immunization based on the risks to an individual, or when someone tries to argue that it’s easy to figure out the national budget since they have figured out how to save a few dollars.